Padres Head To Desert To Face D-Backs

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Aug 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (22) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports


The Padres have a good opportunity to win a series and maybe even sweep. The Snakes have lost 6 in a row and have struggled to score runs since trading away two good hitters last month. The Padres, for one reason or another, have not been able to put away this team in the 2014 season. They have been pesky. But with so many injuries and new, young faces on their roster, the Padres should take care of business. The Padres are 25-40 on the road, but the Diamondbacks have struggled at home.

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My prediction is a series win, but not a sweep. The Padres don’t usually sweep series that they are supposed to sweep. I think Despaigne continues to struggle and with Collmenter being the more veteran of the pitchers the Padres will face this weekend, he will pitch well enough to end the Diamondbacks’ losing streak. The Padres should win Game 2 by the arm of Andrew Cashner, who should mow down the D-backs hitters. The finale should also go the Padres’ way as Kennedy is looking to bounce back from a rough outing and the Padres offense should jump on a rookie starter.